Key Dates

Regular Registration:
Closed. Late registration fees now apply.

Abstract Submittal:
Closed

AOU/COS/SCO 2008 Meeting

Sponsored by the American Ornithologists' Union, the Cooper Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists/Société des ornithologistes du Canada.

Daily Update: Friday

Check out the Daily Update for Friday!

PDX08 News Updates

Abstract Book Available for Download

The book of abstracts (PDF, 1.5m) for the meeting is available for download in the files section.

Daily Bird Trip Information

Expanded information is now available for the daily bird trips.

MAX/Steel Bridge Update

The Steel Bridge will be closed to MAX Light Rail trains from Saturday, August 2, through Sunday, August 24, 2008, as crews connect existing tracks to the new MAX Green Line tracks on 5th and 6th avenues

Presentation Upload Instructions

In addition to the instructions oral presenters received via e-mail, oral presentation upload instructions are now available on the web site.

Volunteers Needed!

We had a great response to our call for volunteers, but volunteers are still needed! Please see the Volunteer Information page on what time slots need volunteers and how to sign up.

Program Book Available

The PDX Meeting Program Book is available for download as a PDF file (2.14mb).

NORAC Workshop Info Updated

New information is available for the North American Ornithological Atlas Committee (NORAC) Workshop.

Rooms Sold Out/Overflow Hotel Announced

There are no more rooms available at the Hilton Portland Hotel or at Portland State University. The meeting has found rooms at an overflow hotel Paramount Hotel, 808 SW Taylor Street (2 blocks from the Hilton Hotel), http://www.portlandparamount.com. To make reservations, call 503-223-9900. The rate until July 23rd is $149 single or double plus tax.  Additional guests in room will be $15 per night

Student Events Updated Updated

New information is available for the Student Workshop, Student-Professional Social and the Student Lunch with a Famous Ornithologist. New Quiz Bowl information too!

Daily Schedules Updated

Complete daily schedules have been posted. See Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in the General Schedule & Society Meetings section.

Session Schedules and Abstracts Posted

Session schedule and abstract information are now available. You may browse the Symposia, Coordinated General Sessions, General Sessions and Poster Sessions. A site and abstract search is also now available. Search by keywords or author last name.

Plenary Speakers

This year, we have excellent plenary speakers whose interests range from climate change to evolutionary ecology to disease, all with consequences for conservation. Be sure to visit the plenary speaker page for details.

Silent Auction

AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED!! We need donated items for a silent auction. Proceeds will fund student travel to future meetings. [more]

125th Anniversary of AOU

Founded in 1883, the American Ornithologists' Union is the oldest and largest organization in the New World devoted to the scientific study of birds. The 2008 meeting in Portland will mark the 125th anniversary of the AOU's founding

How Green is Our Meeting

The conference organizers have carefully considered the effects of meeting on our environment and selected the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower because it is a certified green property as well as selecting guidelines to minimize the environmental footprint of our meeting For more information, please see the "How Green is Our Meeting" section in the news and notes area of the web site.

For More Information

For more information, please contact the conference management office by e-mail at pdxbirds08@sgmeet.com or by phone at 1-254-776-3550.